Best Post: YouTube.edu (http://www.annettevee.com/2012fall_techandculture/2012/11/05/youtube-edu/ )
Next Best Post: Sky City! (http://www.annettevee.com/2012fall_techandculture/2012/11/25/sky-city/)
My blogging style is me. I talk through my writing the same way I would if I was talking face to face with you. I’m usually very laid back, casual. I believe what made my posts strong was that they are usually entertaining, pertinent, and always offering my opinion. I find it is very important to make a connection with your audience while blogging. In some way bring them into your life, make them feel like they are your close friend even if they just started reading your writing. I try to do this in my writing, usually by just being me. I mention talking to another one of my friends and that starts off my topic for one of my posts, while using casual language, makes the post inviting.
Another great way of making my posts inviting was pictures, people love pictures. On my most recent post about Sky City, I had a huge picture on the top and then another going up the side of the post. This grabs the audience’s attention and keeps them for the conversation. My blogs are my opinions, I don’t say what I think people would want to hear, because what is the fun in that? I feel my posts do pretty well, if you judge them by their comments. My two most recent posts have gotten 8 to 10 comments; I believe this is above average for number of comments on a post. This is also a larger average than my two posts with the most comments before the midterm. Although, that can’t really be used to judge a post, it at least means people are interested in what I have to say.
I chose YouTube.edu as my favorite post because I thought it was one of my more personal posts, that being that I didn’t find it on a source online. I actually thought about it on my own and thought it would be cool to share. I believe it goes with our class material very well. If I were to fix something in this post, of course it would be the organization and any grammatical/spelling errors, but also the lack of pictures. I think the title brings people in, but a picture would help a lot. I actually just looked up “youtube.edu” in Google images and I found out it is actually a real thing, isn’t that cool?
Generally speaking now, the blog was pretty cool. Well, maybe not being forced (“forced”) to write, but the conversation was interesting. Seeing other people’s opinions on the things I post is exciting. It’s always nice knowing that someone thinks what you do. Even if someone doesn’t necessarily agree with you, it gives you another point of view that can help give you a better understanding.